Hello, my name is Julie Taggart and I'm an experienced palliative care nurse by background.
I began my nurse training in 2005 and completed my degree at Middlesex University in 2008. My first few years were spent in the community of Watford and at Stanmore Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital in London; then I found my niche in palliative care. I have spent the latter part of my career working for various private hospices in and around Hertfordshire and London, in addition to the iconic Marie Curie in Hampstead London, before relocating to beautiful Norfolk.
My nursing environments have enabled me to witness first hand the absolute necessity for complementary therapies in our daily lives. When used regularly they help us to reconnect mind, body and soul and therefore create a perfect balance.
I first embarked upon complementary therapies in 2010 when I trained in Holistic Massage through the Richdales Institute in London. This then led me to complete their diploma programme in Aromatherapy in 2012. I had experienced the wonders of therapeutic touch whilst at Stanmore Hospital, as my patients would find this a soothing distraction from their pain and/or emotional issues. They looked forward to this far more than anything else on the medical itinery! I also witnessed the power of therapeutic touch when observing the marvellous works of the Day Therapy Unit at Marie Curie Hampstead and the therapy department at the Royal Free Hospital. The therapists who devoted their time and skills into caring for patients who were going through the toughest time of their lives were absolutely amazing.
It was whilst working at the Day Therapy Unit at Marie Curie that I experienced the amazing benefits of acupuncture through my patients. The waiting list was enormous! This ignited a spark within me and inspired me to study for my diploma in Chinese Acupuncture with Bodyharmonics in Cheltenham.
I have continued to update my practice by studying trigger point massage with the Middlesex School of Complementary Medicine and No Hands Massage with Darien Pritchard which have enhanced my practice.
My therapy practice is nestled just outside of Beetley in Norfolk and I am so lucky to have Dereham, Fakenham and Norwich on my doorstep. I have plenty of space to park and turn on my driveway so there is no need to worry about double yellow lines or busy roads to park on!!
I have future courses booked to enhance my practice and areas of interest:
Oncology Massage Course October and November 2018 - Middlesex School of complementary Medicine, Ruislip.
Aromatherapy for Cancer patients - with Penny Price.
Aromatherapy to relieve menopause symptoms - with Penny Price.
Crystal Therapy May 2018 - Yve Holistic Norwich (to enrich my love of crystals!!!).
I am a member of Acupuncture Acutherapy Council; British Medical Acupuncture Society; Federation of Holistic Therapists (FHT) and the Nursing and Midwifery Council.
My Holistic Massage and Aromatherapy are certified by ITEC.
I have full Insurance and Medical malpractice cover with the Federation of Holistic Therapists (FHT).